LibriVox recording of The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu. Read by Elizabeth Klett.
J. Sheridan LeFanu's Gothic mystery novel is narrated by Richard Beckett, a young Englishman abroad in Napoleonic-era France. He falls instantly in love with a mysterious and imperiled Countess, whom he glimpses momentarily behind her black veil. In order to be near her, he takes a room in the Dragon Volant (the Flying Dragon), a haunted inn that has been the site of mysterious disappearances. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)
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August 22, 2016 Subject:
I love a mystery...
And this was one of the first order.
Excellent narration. The pace was concise, not too fast, not to slow. Flawless diction and excellent inflection. The reader approximated a foolish English dandy so very well, and I was quite drawn in to the suspenseful misadventure of this dreadfully innocent young man, who proved the old dictate, "God protects the innocent, and fools".
March 14, 2013 Subject:
The story is engrossing and I was just as surprised as the narrator was at the way it turned out!
August 9, 2012 Subject:
This story's ending came totally out of left field. I was floored. The summary covers the plot.
Reader was excellent, and the story was a neat twister. Enjoy!